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    Registered Users Posts: 23,544 ✭✭✭✭ Elmo


    Question: Newspaper will often site interviews from other media, e.g. in an interview with ANOTHER MEDIA PROVIDER the person say this and that. Is this considered legitimate reporting or are they paying the source for the interview? How much of someone else's content can you before your just copying what they are saying.


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    Elmo wrote: »
    Question: Newspaper will often site interviews from other media, e.g. in an interview with ANOTHER MEDIA PROVIDER the person say this and that. Is this considered legitimate reporting or are they paying the source for the interview? How much of someone else's content can you before your just copying what they are saying.


    Yea, it's a tough one - look at the tabloid websites (inc Daily Mail) they 're-hash' any of the breaking stories from competitor sites - and normally at the end of their article provide a link to the original publisher.

    I remember back when there was a raging debate about 'published information'. When, say the IT, printed the results of an election poll (for example) some other publications would reprint them (sometimes in a later edition) and rely on the fact that then information was in the public arena!!


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